Now that the have Bruins tied their series with the Buffalo Sabres at 1-1, it now shifts to The Hub of Hockey for Games 3 and 4, but is playing in front of the Causeway Crowd an advantage for the Bruins? A loud and boisterous crowd of guys named Sully and Murph should be a huge edge for the hometown team, but this is the team that finished the season with a mediocre 18-17-6 home record and went over two months without a home win.
Looking deeper at the numbers, in many respects the B's played better at home during the regular season despite their record:
|Power Play Goals For
|Power Play Goal Against
|Shorthanded Goals For
|Shorthanded Goals Against
|Power Play %
Of course, this is the playoffs. So, you can threw out all the regular season numbers and wipe the slate clean. This is a whole new season and you can be sure that The Garden will be packed on Monday with fans rooting for the Black & Gold and creating a difficult environment for the visiting Sabres.